The effect of Learning by Hiring on Productivity

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serval:BIB_42F17897E87A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
The effect of Learning by Hiring on Productivity
Journal
The Rand Journal of Economics
Author(s)
Parrotta P., Pozzoli D.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
43
Number
1
Pages
167-185
Language
english
Abstract
This article focuses on the phenomenon of interfirm labor mobility as a potential channel for knowledge transfer. Using data from the Danish employer-employee register covering the period 1995-2005, we investigate how knowledge carriers-technicians and highly educated workers recruited from a donor firm-contribute to knowledge diffusion and enhanced productivity in the hiring (recipient) firm. Structural estimation of the hiring firms' production functions shows that the impact of the recruitment of knowledge carriers on a firm's value added is an increase of 1%-2%. Several robustness checks confirm this finding.
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